For important information from the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and Sign Language Interpreter Licensure please visit the DSPS website: http://dsps.wi.gov/Boards-Councils/Board-Pages/Sign-Language-Interpreters-Council-Main-Page/
The WITA is a skill verification assessment designed to provide ASL/English interpreters in Wisconsin with an indication of proficiency in both receptive and expressive interpreting and transliterating skills. The WITA is not a certification, but rather a means of providing candidates with a synopsis of their overall work while providing them with feedback in which to aid in attaining national certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, RID.
Prior to participating in the WITA Assessment candidates must have taken and passed the RID/NAD NIC Knowledge written test. Proof of having completed this requirement must be submitted at time of application.
|Dates||Application Deadline||Anticipated Results Received|
|October 24, 26-27, 2016||September 12, 2016||January 2017|
Assessment Fees and Scholarship Information
The WITA Assessment fee is $225 that must be submitted at the time of application receipt in the form of a cashiers check or money order made payable to the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Up to five (5) scholarships are available each year to interested candidates who are residents of Wisconsin. Individuals wishing to apply for a scholarship must submit a letter of interest and intent to:
ODHH Director, Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Attn.: WITA Scholarship
1 W. Wilson Street, Room 558
Madison, WI 53703